Kohn (biceps) has thrown a pair of scoreless innings so far this spring, striking out two and not allowing a single baserunner. Kohen is back on the mound after missing the entirety of 2018 with a biceps injury. He's only thrown 13 total innings over the last three seasons, with shoulder issues causing major problems as well. If healthy, he could theoretically help the Diamondbacks, as he owns a 3.52 ERA in 115 career big-league innings, but a 32-year-old coming off years of significant injury problems has to be considered a long shot at best.
Kohn (biceps) signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Kohn will earn $625,000 if he makes the major-league roster. The 32-year-old has thrown 115 career big-league innings and owns a 3.52 ERA, though none of those innings have come in the last three seasons. He's thrown just 13 total innings at any level during that stretch, with shoulder issues costing him all of 2016 and most of 2017 and biceps problems costing him the entirety of last season.
The Twins released Kohn (biceps) on Sunday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. With Kohn out through at least July with nerve irritation in his right biceps, the Twins elected to part ways with the pitcher rather than stashing him on the minor-league disabled list and overseeing his rehab. Once Kohn is healthy, it's possible that he could re-sign with the Twins or join another club on a minor-league pact. Injuries have undermined Kohn's career in recent seasons, as the 31-year-old has logged just 29.2 total innings between the majors and minors since 2014.
Kohn (biceps) will avoid surgery but will require 4-to-6 months of rest and rehab before he's cleared to resume throwing, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. It was bad enough that Kohn was diagnosed with a torn right biceps after exiting a Grapefruit League game last week, but it appears the right-hander will now face an even lengthier recovery timetable than what is normally associated with that injury after doctors also detected nerve damage in his throwing arm. Since he's not expected to begin throwing until July at the earliest and will then presumably need several weeks to build up his arm for game action, Kohn's season debut may not come until deep in the second half in a best-case scenario. Kohn will likely be ticketed for a bullpen role at Triple-A Rochester once he's deemed fully healthy.
Kohn has a tear in his biceps area that is causing nerve damage and he will miss at least several weeks, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He will head to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota next week to see a specialist, and should be considered out indefinitely. A 31-year-old journeyman reliever, Kohn should spend most, if not all the 2018 season at various levels of the minors, and carries no fantasy value.
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